Patchogue, NY| The St. Joseph's College women's soccer team suffered their first Skyline Conference defeat of the 2018 season 3-2 to Mt. St. Mary College on Saturday evening at Danzi Stadium.
The Golden Eagles slip to 4-5 on the season, 2-1 in Skyline action. The Knights improve to 8-4-1 overall and remain unbeaten in conference play at 4-0.
Mt. St. Mary opened the scoring in the 13th minute when Theresa Stinson pounced on a loose ball inside the box. Later in the half, the Knights doubled their lead when Chrissy Cannella blasted a free kick from just outside the box to the lower left corner in the 27th minute.
The Golden Eagles cut the deficit in half, 2-1, with just over 15 minutes left in the half when sophomore Carly Credidio sent in a long ball to junior Claire Brady who beat the MSMC keeper on a breakaway. The Knights would push the lead back to two, 3-1, when Kayla Davis followed up a rebound off Haley Murphy's initial shot just 10 minutes before the break.
MSMC held an 8-5 shot advantage in the second half, but it was SJC's Christina Gagliardi who found the back of the net in the 85th minute to inch the Golden Eagles to within one. The Knights managed to run out the clock down the stretch and hold on to the 3-2 win.
St. Joseph's keeper Juliana Cintron-Leonardo finished the night with 12 saves with her counterpart Cassidy Rykowski turning away three.
The Golden Eagles continue Skyline Conference play when they travel to Sarah Lawrence on Wednesday, October 10. Game time is set for 7:00 pm.